News Snippet: Bumping in bumper cars is banned at Butlins in the name of ‘health and safety’. Bosses at all three Butlins resorts – in Bognor Regis, Minehead and Skegness – have decided that the point of dodgems is to dodge one another. So they have banned visitors from bumping their cars together, requesting that they manoeuvre them carefully … care of the Daily Mail.
BUTLINS: The Golden era of British Holidays by the sea
Butlin’s first camp was opened by funfair boss Billy Butlin on a former turnip field in Skegness in 1936. In following years it became the must-go-to place for British families taking advantage of the 1938 introduction of a week’s paid-for holiday.